The Book of Art for Young People, Chapter 10

The Book of Art for Young People, by Agnes Ethel Conway and Sir Martin Conway
First published in 1909. Read by Kara Shallenberg.

Chapter 10: Peter de Hoogh and Cuyp

Excerpt:

All his subjects are of the domestic Dutch life of the seventeenth century, but the arrangement in rooms, passages, courtyards, and enclosed gardens admitted of much variation. We never feel that the range of subjects is limited, for the light transforms each into a scene of that poetic beauty which it was Peter de Hoogh’s great gift to discern, enjoy, and record.

Here are the paintings discussed in this chapter:

An Interior
An Interior (by de Hoogh)

Landscape
Landscape (by Cuyp)

Come back next Monday for chapter 11!

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  1. Pamela and Cordelia Rose

    I just wanted you to know that my eight year old daughter Cordelia and I have begun to listen to your librivox recording of The Secret Garden. We are enjoying it so much that I wanted to thank you personally for taking the time to record it. Your voice is lovely–well-moderated but not dull. It is warm without being sickly sweet. I listened to another recorded book yesterday from a commercial source and I wanted to throw my computer out the window because of the narrator and the sound quality!

    Sorry for the lengthy email but I just discovered librivox and they had a link to your homepage so…
    Thanks again!
    Pamela Rose

  2. kara

    Hi Pamela and Cordelia,

    Thank you so much for the kind comments! I’m very glad you like my reading style — I listen to my own recordings for fun, so I read them the way I like to hear them :)

    Hope you find lots more LibriVox audiobooks to enjoy!


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